Roper Hospice

Hospice

Our goal at Roper St. Francis Healthcare is always to cure patients, but sadly that is not always possible. Hospice is a medical specialty that provides care centered on a patient’s comfort rather than on a cure. Hospice is an important part of Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s commitment to providing a seamless continuum of care for our patients, and that includes those facing a terminal illness for whom curative treatment is no longer an option.

Choosing hospice care is a decision to be made by a patient and their loved ones at a doctor’s recommendation. When a patient receives hospice services it does not mean the team has “given up,” but rather has switched gears to provide active, integrated medical care centered on symptom management and increasing comfort and quality of life. Roper Hospice provides you and your loved ones with physical, emotional and spiritual comfort in your home or care facility or in our Roper Hospice Cottage.

 

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a concept of care with the goal of symptom and pain management and providing comfort and support when a patient is faced with terminal illness. Hospice care helps maintains dignity and provides support throughout a challenging time. Most importantly, hospice care can enrich the final weeks, days and moments, and offer patients and families enhanced quality of life in the face of end-stage disease.

 

Who is Hospice For?

Hospice is for anyone with an end-stage illness, which can include cancer patients, those with ALS or Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, heart failure, kidney disease, stroke and other illnesses. The hospice eligibility criteria under Medicare is “a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course.” Our staff will be glad to assist you with determining the best option for you or your loved one as well as verify your eligibility and insurance coverage.

 

Hospice Options at Roper St. Francis Healthcare

In-Home Care
Roper Hospice is the outpatient arm of Roper St. Francis’ hospice services, and proudly serves patients and families in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties, bringing hospice services to them in their home or care facility.

Inpatient Care
Roper Hospice Cottage is a 20-bed inpatient hospice facility located in Mount Pleasant, that offers full hospice services in a beautiful and home-like atmosphere. The cottage is designed to accommodate patients and their families, with custom art and attractive landscaping that creates a serene setting. Roper Hospice Cottage is for patients whose symptoms can no longer be managed at home or who need intensive physician management of symptoms. All care is directed by the Hospice Medical Director.

Common diagnoses for patients who maybe be eligible for hospice care include:

  • AIDS
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Liver Disease (end stage)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (end stage)
  • Pulmonary Disease (end stage)
  • Renal Disease (end stage)
  • Trauma/Head Injury
  • Other Life-Limiting Illnesses

 

Our Team

Our team is here to ensure that you and your loved ones are actively involved in the care planning process. We are here to assist you in meeting your healthcare needs wherever “home” is.

Our interdisciplinary team includes:

  • Doctors
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Counselors
  • Bereavement Counselors
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Hospice Aides
  • Volunteers

 

Our Philosophy

We believe that by exemplifying our mission of healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence, we will provide you and your loved ones physical, emotional and spiritual comfort.

Contact Us:

We know you may have a lot of uncertainties during this time. We are here to answer any of your questions and provide additional information.

Roper Hospice (In-home care)
1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd, Suite 209B
Charleston, SC 29407 
(843) 402-7000

Roper Hospice Cottage (Inpatient care)
676 Wando Park Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 
(843) 606-8790

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